The Only Boy Living in New York
My collection UBUNTU is inspired by the philosophy of Nelson Mandela. The South African wisdom that we are all connected: WE are more than I am.
For this series, I went on a journey with my brushes. The focus is on so many beautiful, different people living together in one world. In the 'I' era we live in now, I think it is important to show how beautiful WE are
In this series, the major world cities cannot be left out. I made life in these cities, where life goes on 24/7, visible by painting a contemporary man over The New York Times and The Financial Times. The jumble of lines represents the continuous influence of all media on daily life. A "nice" man of our time feels fine in this. My son modeled for this painting.
‘The Only Living Boy in New York’ (Simon & Garfunkel)